• Released
  • April 4, 2014
  • (NY, LA; 4/11 everywhere)
  • R , 1 hr 48 min
  • Science Fiction
    Psychological Sci-Fi
Under the Skin Synopsis
A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring this succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair.
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The Guardian

By Xan Brooks
Under the Skin is perhaps best viewed as an icy parable of love, sex and loneliness.
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Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Throughout, what truly matters to director Jonathan Glazer is articulating through visual and aural enticement the unconscious power of our...
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Time Out London

By Dave Calhoun
It’s an intoxicating marvel, strange and sublime: it combines sci-fi ideas, gloriously unusual special effects and a sharp atmosphere of...
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The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
Glazer’s astonishing film takes you to a place where the everyday becomes suddenly strange, and fear and seduction become one and the same.
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Total Film

By Andrew Lowry
You may not be sure what you've seen, but you've sure seen something. With neither a petticoat nor a wideboy in sight, this is one of the...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Weird. Brilliant. Stunning. Under the Skin is by far the most memorable movie of the first few months of 2014.
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By Matt Zoller Seitz
A brilliant science fiction movie — more of an "experience" than a traditional story, with plenty to say about gender roles, sexism and the...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What’s under the film’s surface is intriguing enough, but it’s the surface itself that holds you in a dark trance. A portrait of alienation...
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By James Berardinelli
It's as existential as a sci-fi/horror film can possibly be. It requires that the viewer slip into a meditative mood and remain there for...
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By Scott Foundas
Glazer has always been longer on atmosphere and uncanny moods than on narrative, but the fatal flaw of Under the Skin isn’t that not much...
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By studiolitaalbuquerqu
Staggering Film! Stunning images! Expresses who we are as humans and then some. The beginning sequences of images are mysterious and suspensfull. The transition of her character pins on a scene...

Go waste your time film

By filmbuzz
This was one of the strangest films I've seen in a long time--a complete waste of time and money--at least for me. However, if are absolutely thrilled by Scarlet J. and do not want to hear her...

A Thought-Provoking Departure from the Source

By wordgirl24
Having read the book upon which Under the Skin is based, I was curious to see how the film adaptation would tackle some of the most challenging visual aspects; those looking for a true-to-the-source...

Another reminder of why I should never rely on critic reviews

By Jefarwell
This movie is neither sublime, transcendent, or interesting. I also hesitate to label it as science fiction and is much more akin to an art installation than a traditional narrative. I found it...

Strangest Movie EVER!

By hsamson75
My friend both read good reviews on this movie, but both thought it was the absolute strangest, most pointless movie we've ever seen. The synopsis of the movie doesn't cover much as it's so bizarre...

Non-Action SciFi

By flickoff
Slow, reflective, imagistic sci-fi. The kind of movie a handful of the audience walks out on and another half wants the two hours of their life back. But if you enjoy experimental film, scenes with...

Well Performed Terrific Visually

By wzphoto
It did remind me of the Man Who Fell to Earth though it has a slightly different angle. It was very well done and I liked it a lot but not as new in both content and the way in which it was done...


By allypjc
No one in the theater had a clue what was going on for 3/4 of this movie. People on both sides of us walked out half way through. Toward the end of the film, I said to my husband "I'll shoot myself...

For the thinker

By beth15
You will leave the theater with a heightened sensitivity to sound, light and movement. Gorgeous and eerie scenes of nature, of our innate humanity toward one another and of our collective daily...

What a Waste of Time

By alanabrams536
If I hadn't been with friends, I would have been out of there about 5 minutes into this nonsensical piece of "art". I read other reviews that said "visually stunning", etc. Yes, there were some...

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Rated R | For Language, Graphic Nudity, Sexual Content and Some Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Tense, slick thriller is creepy, with full nudity.
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